A new fund named for Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Burke may send two Westover Fellows abroad for the first time: graphic design major Isaiah Romsdahl ’24 and history major Jacob Jones ’25. Romsdahl is planning to join a spring break trip to Europe, while Jones hopes to travel to Mexico this summer.
The first Thornton Reading of the semester will feature poet and essayist Emma Bolden, who will give a public reading at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the reading, and select copies of her work will be available for purchase while supplies last.
If you’re into quirky Wes Anderson-style movies, you’ll love the University of Lynchburg’s 2023 holiday video, “The Grand Hopwood Hall.”
Kelsey Spickler ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Bridgewater, Virginia, has been named the 2023-24 Richard Clarke Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor, was presented on Nov. 13 at the West Room in Drysdale Student Center.
Award-winning author J. Drew Lanham will visit the University of Lynchburg at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. His visit is part of the Thornton Reading Series and is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading.
It’s been quite the year for Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson. After publishing the queer young adult novel “Robin and her Misfits” in April, the University of Lynchburg English professor is already collecting praise for her literary sci-fi novel “Weaver,” which dropped on Oct. 17.
On Monday, Oct. 23, the University of Lynchburg’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of PA Medicine will present “When Science Turns Evil: Medicine, Justice, and the Humanities,” a lecture by Dr. Brandy Schillace.
Authors and professors Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson and Dr. Addie Tsai will read from their work on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the University of Lynchburg. The event, “From Folklore to Frankenstein: Queer Subversive Retellings of Kelly Ann Jacobson and Addie Tsai,” will be held at 6 p.m. in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is invited.
As the saying goes, “it took a village” to get Shukria Rezayi ’27 from her home in Afghanistan to the University of Lynchburg for the Fall 2023 semester. But if you ask Alissa Keith ’14 MA, she’ll tell you it took “a thousand little miracles.”
Award-winning author SJ Sindu will read from their work as part of the Thornton Reading series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.